The King Seiko Collection
The 1960s was a whole decade of remarkable advances for Seiko’s technical development and design creativity. Along with Grand Seiko, another watch series introduced the watch brand’s ability to craft beautifully designed and finished mechanical wristwatches with high accuracy. This is where King Seiko enters.
Besides its high precision, the King Seiko collection offered a powerful yet graceful design, symbolizing the top-notch quality of its features and construction. Now, after more than half a century, the King Seiko collection continues to showcase timepieces with lasting and esteemed quality–a product of Seiko’s one-of-a-kind mechanical watchmaking.
King Seiko is composed of a series of men’s mechanical watches that are beautifully designed, finished, and handcrafted into perfection with high accuracy. When King Seiko launched in the 1960s, the lasting design values and features were carried and enhanced up to today as the popular watch series makes a comeback—combined with the classic and elegant design of the 1965 models and the technology and engineering of today.
Let’s talk about the case–the case is constructed and combined with a boxed-shaped sapphire crystal, giving each watch a slim and elegant feel to it. An anti-reflective coating on the inner part of the watch’s crystal was also considered to deliver high legibility from any angle.
The King Seiko collection is known for its high accuracy and high sense of precision, created with bold, faceted lugs that have sharp angles and wide flat surfaces that feature both mirror and hairline finishing. The twelve o’clock index on this timepiece is also more than twice the width of other Seiko timepieces, with a patterned texture specially crafted to ensure neatness–giving the dial a bright sparkle that is truly inviting to the eye.
Today, King Seiko’s crown and case back bear the new King Seiko emblem, with a design inspired by that of the 1965 KSK debut.
Finally, the strap acknowledges the initial design of the original King Seiko series, and its beveled surfaces perfectly reflect the light in a way that is dynamic, ever-changing, and harmonic altogether.